£168m intu Lakeside extension unveiled
Intu has released details of a further extension to intu Lakeside in Thurrock, Essex, and the new leisure project nears completion.
The proposals submitted to Thurrock Council include the part demolition of the existing Debenhams anchor store to create new retail, F&B and leisure units. Existing units would also be extended into the car park with the lost spaces replaced in a new multi-storey car park. At the same time the existing bus station would be demolished to be replaced by a new facility linked to Chafford Hundred rail station.
Coupled with recently revealed plans for new residential units adjoining the centre, the new plans form part of a strategy to turn intu Lakeside from a shopping centre into a regional town centre.
The initial plans include intensive landscaping and public realm development to create new spaces for al fresco dining and outdoor events.